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How Public Relations Firm Sitrick and Company Protects Client Reputation with Keyhole

Sitrick and Company has built and maintained a reputation as one of the best strategic and crisis communications firms in North America.

They trust Keyhole to monitor their clients’ perception on social media in real-time.

Founded in 1989 by Michael Sitrick, the firm boasts over 1,000 clients and has established itseld as “THE firm to hire if you are facing the perfect PR storm.”

With experience with clients ranging from CEOs to the estate of Michael Jackson, Sitrick and Company is a true authority in the crisis communications space.

Brian Gicklich, Sitrick and Company’s Chairman of Digital Practice, knows a thing or two about maintaining a reputation amid scandal online. Having built and implemented social listening dashboards and frameworks for established American broadcasters in a previous life, Mr. Gicklich is acutely aware of the social fog public facing professionals navigate through in their career— especially when things are going south.

The Challenge

  • As a top PR firm, Sitrick’s clients expect carefully measured, contextualized social media activity
  • To discover the origin of the most prominent sentiment around Sitrick’s clients in real-time

Questions

  • Where are the most influential perceptions about our clients originating?

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How Keyhole Helps

Keyhole’s Alerts feature allows Gicklich’s PR team to immediately see both positive and negative messages tied to their clients. This informs their communications strategy going forward- a crucial element within any public relations operation.

“Keyhole is easiest when you need to generate the kinds of reporting we need, and you’re frankly more accurate.”

Using reports generated from Keyhole's Tracker dashboard, as well as custom reports infused with data from Keyhole’s API (available on our Corporate plan) Sitrick and Company keep their clients informed about surrounding social chatter on important days — say, when their client releases a statement to the public or appears on television.

By monitoring the social world, Mr. Gicklich is able to maintain a bird’s eye view of his client’s reputation, and is able to frame an informed, strategic response for his clients in a manner that is aware of the public perception, and highly targetted to help succeed and move on.